First Legal Hemp Planted in Ohio Since World War II

First Hemp in Ohio Since World War II
Image Source: Ergosum88 Via Wikimedia Commons
August 01, 2019

Two days after Gov. Mike DeWine signed Ohio’s hemp bill into law, state agriculture officials planted the first newly legal crop – in their backyard.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture bought 100 baby female hemp clone plants, clipped from a mother hemp plant in Kentucky.

Most were planted Thursday in two rows on the back of the agency’s campus here, about 15 miles east of Columbus. The rest were to be planted in a greenhouse.

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